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I4J PROMOTES E-COMMERCE, E-GOVERNMENT THROUGH INTERNET USAGE

By NBF News
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Against the backdrop of lack of good system in Nigeria, the Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) organized Internet for job (I4J) competition with two winners clinching N1 million each.

The competition, which was jointly organised by Zenith Bank Plc, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) attracted youths who were allowed to develop online sites that could, boost e-commerce.

The NIG president, Mr. Lanre Ajayi, noted that the purpose of the competition was to create more internet investors and to look out for pioneer of that internet dream. He said that the association would not rest on its oars until the Information and Communication Technology sector (ICT) is saturated with vibrant internet youths, who would use it to promote employment and prevent crime.

Chairman of the event, Titi Omo-Ettu, who is also the president, Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) noted that the country was not in need of good people but good system.

'If a good system is created, there won't be room for bad people to run such a society. Punishment should be meted to whoever is caught in any act that could demean the image of the country. What we need is improving the system and that is the essence of creating these investors'.

Abuwa George and Dapo Conde after successfully sailing though the criteria and able to explain how they would make huge return on investment to the money invested emerged winners among several other contestants.

George, who came first, designed a site on comics, while Conde came second with his Naija Campus site. Both contestants won the prize for their professionalism.